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Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 6th August 2020, 11:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 116
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The general consensus is that while you can use...

The general consensus is that while you can use water as a stop bath when printing, an acidic stop bath( acetic or citric acid) is a lot better. This is just my reasoning why this is better but I...
Forum: Photography in general 6th August 2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 63
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks for the link, Svend. It's good shot and...

Thanks for the link, Svend. It's good shot and given the circumstances of their plight he may be right about the expression of the lad who is holding the dog but I found myself led to Danny Lyon's...
Forum: Introductions 5th August 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 94
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Welcome MB I must have missed your intro...

Welcome MB I must have missed your intro yesterday.

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 4th August 2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 117
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I have just seen Terry's thread and like you it...

I have just seen Terry's thread and like you it works fine on Chrome

Mike
Forum: Monochrome printing techniques 4th August 2020, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The only answer I can think of is that Ilford...

The only answer I can think of is that Ilford made changes to Kentmere RC which it didn't to FB as clearly Ilford took over the production of Kentmere as far back as 2008. I recall this being a...
Forum: Photography in general 4th August 2020, 11:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By Mike O'Pray
John I suspect that there is something about the...

John I suspect that there is something about the paper which suggests in some people's "minds" that the paper is thinner as I think I recall seeing such a comment on Photrio but quite what it is I...
Forum: Photography in general 3rd August 2020, 01:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Tony, I thought I had read somewhere that Ilford...

Tony, I thought I had read somewhere that Ilford had managed to improve its sepia toning quality as well but I recall I mentioned this on FADU and this did not seem to be confirmed by anyone. If I...
Forum: Photography in general 2nd August 2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Ian try a search for "multigrade 4 and 5...

Ian try a search for "multigrade 4 and 5 comparisons" which is John's title This should get you there.

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 29th July 2020, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The fast Ilford film, Delta 3200, John. Much...

The fast Ilford film, Delta 3200, John. Much better in terms of grain in 120 which in the 135 film tends to get obtrusive beyond 8 x 10

Mike
Forum: Photography in general 29th July 2020, 10:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Posted By Mike O'Pray
The only other comment on print size and 35mm...

The only other comment on print size and 35mm lenses I would make is that with D3200 in 135 the grain can begin to show and detract from what I think of as sharpness at about 8x10. In that particular...
Forum: Photography in general 28th July 2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 297
Posted By Mike O'Pray
It might well be that with some 35mm lenses a...

It might well be that with some 35mm lenses a print has to be bigger than 12 x 16 before MF has the edge

Herr Serger on Photrio has made the most spirited defence of the merits of the F6 and...
Forum: Monochrome Film 26th July 2020, 11:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Yes that was always my assumption. None of the...

Yes that was always my assumption. None of the charts or tables I have seen mention that it is developer specific. If it was and to anything other than a very marginal degree, you'd expect that the...
Forum: Monochrome Film 26th July 2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By Mike O'Pray
maxwellmakosk, I had thought that you were simply...

maxwellmakosk, I had thought that you were simply trying to work out what the development times would be when you depart from the standard 20 degrees C and I was going to say that most of the times...
Forum: Photography in general 25th July 2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks, Nick An interesting article, I am even...

Thanks, Nick An interesting article, I am even more interested now in Alex' negs and prints from his film and the Nik and Trick kit

Mike
Forum: New products and offers 24th July 2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Certainly back in the day when Harman owned the...

Certainly back in the day when Harman owned the place the executive, Simon Galley who was the customer face either stated or at least strongly hinted that it was never going to be the Harman policy...
Forum: New products and offers 24th July 2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Ignore the "cncals" bit I have no idea what that...

Ignore the "cncals" bit I have no idea what that is. Possibly a mangled version of chemicals which I hadn't deleted after eventually typing it correctly:D

Mike

[Edit: I have pruned it out...
Forum: New products and offers 24th July 2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By Mike O'Pray
IlfordPhoto - 10% off chemicals until Midnight Monday 27 July 2020

Self explanatory. Not a lot of time but if you need chems in the next week or so then worthwhile. I imagine that 10% brings most of Ilford prices to at least the level of the retailers and possibly...
Forum: Photography in general 22nd July 2020, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Actually I find it rather ominous for the future...

Actually I find it rather ominous for the future of the darkroom when we have got to the stage where few if any below the age of maybe as high as 35 can now can recall or even have a distant bell...
Forum: Cameras - Large Format 21st July 2020, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Sorry to hear about the sciatica, Paul. I have...

Sorry to hear about the sciatica, Paul. I have been lucky that it only happened once way back when I was only 32. Mine was down one leg only and I felt constantly that if only that leg could be...
Forum: Manufactured brews 19th July 2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Isn't one of the additional pluses with Digibase...

Isn't one of the additional pluses with Digibase that you can buy developer separately so if for any reason the developer has aged to a questionable extent before being completely used you can...
Forum: Monochrome Film 19th July 2020, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Michael, if you have had a look at the Pan F...

Michael, if you have had a look at the Pan F specs in IlfordPhoto then I will be telling you nothing new but if not, have a look at page 4 of 6 where the instructions describe what it call...
Forum: Colour film 19th July 2020, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By Mike O'Pray
I am assuming that while in daylight the 85B...

I am assuming that while in daylight the 85B takes your 500T speed down to 320 which is not problematic as Jonathan says, it has the advantage of giving you full speed for night shots with authentic...
Forum: Photography in general 15th July 2020, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 216
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks, Molli. While that is better than I have...

Thanks, Molli. While that is better than I have found it just tells you what to avoid and not what you can do to clean smears/marks that cannot be wiped with the likes of an anti-static cloth.99.9%...
Forum: Colour film 15th July 2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Edmund. So that's simply substituting RA4...

Thanks Edmund. So that's simply substituting RA4 developer for the ECN2 developer, the rest being standard bleach and C41 fixer and not a total substitution of RA4 blix instead of the standard bleach...
Forum: Colour film 15th July 2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By Mike O'Pray
Thanks Edmund. Do you use the ECN2 kits as well...

Thanks Edmund. Do you use the ECN2 kits as well or stick with C41? As far as I can discover Nik and Trick seem to be only ones doing the ECN2 kits in the U.K.

Not cheap but they have cottoned on...
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